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Children and youth invited to enter "RCMP Name the Foal" contest!

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June 26, 2013 - 4:04 PM

Canada’s national police force is asking for help from children and youth 14 years old and under to name six foals that will be born this spring at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario. Some of these horses may one day be part of the world-famous Musical Ride!

The Musical Ride is excited to once again invite youth from across Canada and around the world to submit their name suggestions for our foals, said Sergeant Malcolm Eskelson of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch. The Name the Foal contest has become an annual tradition we look forward to, thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of the participants.

Children are encouraged to submit their entries online.

To qualify, entries must meet the following criteria:

Names must begin with the letter K and must be 6 letters or less.
Entries must include the entrant’s name, age, address and telephone number, as well as the suggested name.
Entries must come from those 14 years old or younger.
Only one entry per child will be eligible.
On-line entries must be received no later than July 8, 2013.

Note: in the event of duplicate winning foal names, only the first entry received will be considered.

Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch. Winners will be announced in September of this year, and their names will be posted on the RCMP website. The winning entries will receive a number of RCMP prizes.

If you prefer, you may send your entry by mail, and ensure it is postmarked no later than July 2, 2013 to:

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Musical Ride Branch
c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest
PO Box 8900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1G 3J2

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